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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46285 Judge Cedarbaum THE COURT’s dismissal of a charge that Martha Stewart defrauded investors in her own company by lying about her sale of ImClone stock turned on the different standards for “evidentiary sufficiency” in criminal and civil securities fraud cases. The court found that prosecutors presented “weak” evidence that Ms. Stewart intended to deceive investors in her company when she issued public denials about ImClone in 2002. The court said that the evidence of intent fell far short of the requirement in criminal cases to prove every fact beyond a reasonable doubt, and a guilty verdict on the intent to defraud issue could only have been reached through “speculation and surmise” by the jury. The court added, however, that the prosecution met its evidentiary burden to get the remaining counts to the jury, noting that Ms. Stewart’s attorney is limited, or barred entirely, from using the missing charge to his advantage in closing arguments.

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